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HK J Paediatr (New Series)
Vol 14. No. 1, 2009

HK J Paediatr (New Series) 2009;14:46-50

Case Report

Congenital Athelia and Cleft Palate: A Case Report of Two Generations

CP Wong, KK Ng


Athelia is a rare condition and is almost always associated with other congenital anomalies. There is a heterogeneous pattern of associated clinical features and inheritance concerning this condition. In this case report, we reported a Chinese patient and her father with congenital athelia associated with cleft palate and sparse hair. Pedigree analysis suggests an autosomal dominant inheritance. A brief account on the related embryology, terminology and classification of the condition is reviewed. Possible underlying causes of the associated features and management issues are discussed.

Keyword : Absence of breast; Absence of nipple; Amastia; Amazia; Athelia

Abstract in Chinese


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